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Froome hoped for better in Vuelta a España team time trial

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Chris Froome is all smiles

Chris Froome is all smiles
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Chris Froome fell twice on stage 5 and left the race before the cobbles

Chris Froome fell twice on stage 5 and left the race before the cobbles
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Chris Froome and his Team Sky teammates

Chris Froome and his Team Sky teammates
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Tour de France defending champion Chris Froome (Team Sky)

Tour de France defending champion Chris Froome (Team Sky)
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Chris Froome’s first reaction on crossing the line was one of satisfaction, but as the last squads completed the Vuelta a España’s team time trial opener in Jerez de la Frontera, his take on the evening took on a different complexion.